Fried Carrot Cake is made of cubes of radish cake stir-fried with garlic, eggs and preserved radish. The radish cake is made from white radish and steamed rice flour. There are no carrots in a Carrot Cake! The dish has two common versions: the white version, which is seasoned with light soya sauce, and the black version, where dark soya sauce is added instead. The below picture is half black and half white Carrot Cake.
The dish was invented by early Teochew immigrants to Singapore. It is based on a rice cake they ate in China. Radish or turnip was added and it was called a Carrot Cake! Chinese people often translate the word radish as carrot 🙂
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